Frances McDormand could make the Oscar story for “Tragedy of Macbeth.”

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A24 and Apple Original films play double duty on the William Shakespeare adaptation of “The tragedy of Macbeth“by Joel Coen. Mat Launches A24 Awards website, their entire roster is listed to include industry guilds and voters for this awards season. The studio that won Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” a Best Picture and made Yuh-Jung Youn the second Asian woman to win an acting Oscar last year with “Minari” has another potentially historic event on the horizon of awards .

At last year’s 93rd Oscar Ceremony, Frances McDormand became the first woman to be nominated in the same year for acting and producing (Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey have received nominations in acting and acting but in different years). Together with her husband, Joel Coen, and Robert Graf, McDormand once again served as producer, putting himself into the game to achieve a historic back-to-back feature. If nominated for Actress and Picture, she would not only be the first woman to do it twice, she would be the first person to do it consecutively. Hire “Macbeth” Co-Star, Denzel Washington, is also in the running for lead actor.

There have been rumors and rumors circulating on social media and pundits that McDormand, fresh from her third and fourth Oscar wins for “Nomadland” for Best Actress and Best Picture, could make a switch to the support category, but she is confirmed and listed for the leader. Actress. In addition, no actress who has played Lady Macbeth’s role in a major film, television, or stage production has been nominated (or presented) for support categories.

Warren Beatty achieved the feat for receiving plays and nominations in the same year four times in his career, for “Bonnie and Clyde” (1968), “Heaven Can Wait” (1978), “Reds” (1981) and “Bugsy” (1991). Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood have both done so twice, the former with “American Sniper” (2014) and “A Star is Born” (2018) and the latter with two best picture winners, “Unforgiven” (1991) and ” Million Dollar “Baby” (2004).

In addition to McDormand and Washington, others who are running for both the Picture and Oscar nominees this year include Ben Affleck (“The Last Duel” and “The Tender Bar”), Mahershala Ali (“Swan Song”). “), Halle Berry (” “Bruised”), Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Matt Damon (“The Last Duel” and “Stillwater”), Adam Driver (“Annette,” “The Last Duel” and “House of Gucci”) and, most likely of all, Will Smith (“King Richard”).

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Marking Coen’s first major film outing without his brother and regular collaborator Ethan, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” opened this year at the New York Film Festival, where it received critical acclaim. After its publication, many journalists and award-winning pundits highlighted the performance of contortionist Kathryn Hunter in her interpretation of the witches, hoping for a name for best supporting actress while recognizing that particular category is the most competitive of all four trade races this year. In a short but brief appearance as Lady Macduff, Emmy-nominated Moses Ingram (Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit”) is very influential and deserves to be kept to a minimum.

For the supporting men, the feasible option is Julliard-trained Corey Hawkins as Macduff, even if he faces hurdles of more prominent names with more pronounced screentime. His co-stars Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson are also listed on the category page.

Along with “Tragedy”, the A24 includes the roster “C’mon C’mon” by Mike Mills, “The Green Knight” by David Lowery, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam, “Lamb” by Valdimar Jóhannsson, “Red Rocket “by Sean Baker,” Saint Maud “by Rose Glass,” The Souvenir Part II “by Joanna Hogg and” Zola “by Jacinta Bravo.

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